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Drones have no place in hunting

September 26, 2014 Can you imagine as you sit in a tree stand awaiting for that buck to edge out of the thicket you suddenly hear a buzz in the air and a drone swoops into the scene, scaring the buck back into hiding... more »»

Is it a good idea? Giving away car seats to prevent child deaths

September 24, 2014 Wheeling Police Officer Neil Fowkes must enjoy enormous satisfaction with part of his job — preventing children from being hurt or even killed in vehicle accidents. more »»

Teddy Roosevelt trumps Mom regarding practical advice

September 24, 2014 As it turns out, Teddy Roosevelt was right and Mom was wrong. Teddy said “speak softly and carry a big stick,” while Mom uttered, “do as I say, not as I do. more »»

Ebola is the center of attention

September 23, 2014 Until recently, most Americans knew little about exotic diseases. Now, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is a center of attention. more »»

Characteristics of the best volunteers

September 23, 2014 The earliest volunteer experience I can remember is from second grade. We had duck eggs in an incubator that we had to turn and spray with water twice a day. more »»

Bill would help keep our children safe

September 22, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Partnership culmination of hard work, persistence

September 20, 2014 When Alpena County and Alpena County Regional Airport missed out on a Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence designation in December 2013, local officials were rightly disappointed... more »»

Report highlights importance of cyber-security

September 20, 2014 Recently, I joined with Sen. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

September 20, 2014 Alpena beauty spots Q. Several different readers have asked questions about who supplies and maintains some of the multiple attractive areas in Alpena. A. more »»

ARMC recommends discussing prostate cancer screening with physician

September 20, 2014 Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American, affecting one in seven men. But, if detected early is 100 percent treatable. more »»

Water on a rock

September 20, 2014 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior. more »»

Be wary of Syrian rebel ‘friends’

September 19, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.. more »»

Efficiency of shared resources

September 17, 2014 Thomas Jefferson usually is attributed with saying “The government which governs least, governs best.” I checked, or, rather tried to check online to make sure those were Jefferson’s words. more »»

Proper care, feeding of our community

September 16, 2014 How do the things we care about endure? The answer is constant care and feeding. more »»

DHS chief’s comments on terror should be regarded

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Form coalition to defeat ISIS, other terrorist groups

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Multiple-day option for hikers, paddlers ideal

September 12, 2014 National Lakeshore officials have apparently gotten the hiking, biking, kayaking, camping bug; outdoor types hope there’s no cure. Their latest proposal looks like the best one ye. more »»

Revamping tax structure would help

September 10, 2014 I’ve been thinking about Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings and, for that matter, about the same proceedings for Benton Harbor and Flint. The story is the same in each case. more »»

Administration needs to look at what happened with nuclear power

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic “alternative energy” subsidies — but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last... more »»

Foreign policy regarding terrorism should be Obama’s first priority

September 9, 2014 President Barack Obama was to reveal at least the outline of a policy for dealing with Islamic State terrorists this week. He planned to discuss it Tuesday with congressional leaders. more »»



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